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Retro 1950s table light

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A vintage desk lamp by British manufacturer Ergon. A polished aluminium shade with a lacquered steel base. 

Part of our End of Year Sale, with 10% of proceeds being donated to Possible, who inspire climate action. 

Was £475 (Ex VAT)

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1950s converted heat lamp to a lovely desk reading light
cast steel base on a 1950s desk light
UK

Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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1950s retro table light side table sitting room

Restoration

At skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

green braided fabric power cable

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of olive green braided cable, a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, inline switch and a plug.

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330 mm
450 mm
2.7 kg
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150 (Base) mm
Silver

Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

Light fantastic

Fantastic light and flex... We will be back for more! Service was unimprovable.

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and were packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

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